Oil rig mishap: Indian embassy officials to meet authorities
India deployed mission staff in Saudi Arabia after bodies of two Indians, reported missing after an offshore oil rig of state-run petroleum giant Aramco sank in the Persian Gulf, have been found.
New Delhi: India on Saturday deployed staff from its mission in Saudi Arabia to assess the situation in the wake of reports that bodies of two Indians, reported missing after an offshore oil rig of state-run petroleum giant Aramco sank in the Persian Gulf, have been found.
"Staff is being deployed by the Embassy to visit the place and meet the officials and offer all assistance," official sources said here.
Aramco had earlier said that two Indians and a Bangladeshi worker were missing following yesterday`s accident in the waters off the coast of al-Safaniya region, the site of the world`s largest offshore oil field.
The remaining 24 crew suffered "limited injuries" but were rescued, Aramco said.
"They (bodies) were all found. We found two of them late yesterday and another one this morning," Eastern Province Coastguard spokesman Col Khaled al-Arqubi was quoted as saying by foreign media.